MGS Tech at Southeastern Extrication School – February 11 & 12 2012

Extrication Training

Speakers, Presentations & Training Sessions

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Early Registration
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM – 9:45 PM High Energy, High Impact Training with Tim Sendlebach
9:45 AM – 11:30 PM NFPA Compliant Vehicle Extrication Training with Kevin Kennedy
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Hybrid Safety for First Responders with Matt Stroud
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Sessions
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Practical Exercises


High-Energy, High-Impact Training

Tim Sendlbach provides an overview of the skills and personal characteristics necessary to develop and deliver a HIGH-IMPACT training program for your department.  Training is considered the backbone of every progressive fire department.  Fire Departments that lack high-quality, high-impact training are faced with operational deficiencies, cultural stagnation and general dissatisfaction amongst its members.  This HIGH-ENERGY multi-media presentation will Included in this program are numerous examples of innovative training ideas and high-impact forms of delivery that will increase firefighter safety and operational effectiveness on the emergency scene.

Tim Sendlebach is a 23 year student and educator of the fire & emergency services currently serving as Editor-in-Chief for FireRescue Magazine and President of TES² Training & Education Services in Savannah, Georgia. Tim is the immediate past president of the International Society of Fire Services Instructors (ISFSI) and has served as Chief of Training for Savannah (GA) Fire & Emergency Services, as Assistant Fire Chief in Missouri City, TX and as a Firefighter/Paramedic in Kansas City, KS. Tim has earned a Masters degree in Leadership from Bellevue University, B.S. degrees in Fire Administration and Arson, and an A.S. degree in Emergency Medical Care from Eastern Kentucky University.

NFPA Compliant Vehicle Extrication Training

Kevin Kennedy provides a comprehensive study of vehicle extrication training as it relates to NFPA 1670 and NFPA 1006 Technical Rescue Standards. The lecture weighs the competencies as set forth by these standards and compares them to the task level assignments that are typically taught at the hands-on training site. This program is designed for anyone that instructs vehicle extrication and is intended to “arm” the instructor with NFPA compliant training venues in an attempt to prevent injuries and potential legal complications.

Captain Kevin Kennedy serves as the Senior Captain at Central Fire Station and is assigned to Truck Company #1 for the McKinney, Texas Fire Department. He is a veteran firefighter with 27 years of service. He holds various certifications from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection and began his instructional experience in 1984 as an instructor for the Texas A&M University’s Regional Fire School. He has been a featured lecturer and conducted numerous advanced and technician level vehicle extrication schools, freeway incident management seminars, and rapid intervention/firefighter safety and survival classes throughout the United States.

Hybrid Safety for First Responders

Matt Stroud discusses Hybrid parts locations, high voltage hazards, power down procedures, fire and submersion tactics and will dispel myths and misinformation about these vehicles. Our course also goes into depth on Airbag (SRS) systems and alternative fuel vehicles. In addition to the classroom portion, Firefighters have the opportunity to put their newly learned knowledge to use by performing power down procedures and practicing other tactics on a live Hybrid vehicle.

Matt Stroud is a 22 year veteran of Toyota Motor Corporation as a Master Diagnostic Technician, certified in numerous vehicle technologies including Hybrid’s. Due to heavy demand from the fire service, MGS TECH was founded in 2007 with the goal to teach firefighters/EMS personnel how to safely manage Hybrid & new technology vehicle incidents. In addition to his extensive automotive background, Matt has completed multiple extrication courses, giving him a strong knowledge base of fire tactics & terminologies. Currently Matt is working with fire agencies around the country distributing their Hybrid Response Guide (HRG) & educating firefighters/EMS personnel to prevent hesitation and potential injuries to responders and vehicle occupants.

Advanced  Tactics

Randy Schmitz covers advanced tactics that are not  used on a routine basis, but when needed are invaluable. These tactics include floor  pushes, inverted patient removals, vehicle slides, tunneling, ram work, etc.,  all completed in a variety of scenarios. He also incorporates standard  extrication best practices such as including scene safety, complex  stabilization, and glass management into the training.

Randy Schmitz is a firefighter and an extrication  instructor for Calgary Fire Department in Alberta, Canada. He is chairman of the Alberta Vehicle Extrication Association and educational  chairman for Transport Emergency Rescue Committee (TERC) Canada and has  served as a judge at TERC international extrication competitions. Schmitz  teaches extrication courses and new vehicle technology programs across Canada and the United States.

Limited to  40 Students


Ed Henry discusses machine rescue calls such  as a jumper impaled on a fence, a construction worker impaled on rebar, a pizza  boy’s arm caught in the dough mixer, or the restaurant worker with his hand in  the meat grinder. It’s technical rescue and it’s happening in every response  area throughout the country. These types of calls will most likely require  specialized training and equipment. This class covers NFPA 1670 – Standard for  Technical Rescue, case histories, Crush Injury/Syndrome, tool and special  equipment needs and rescue operations.

Ed Henry has been with City  of Charleston  (SC) Fire Department since 2004 and is assigned to a truck company. He is an  instructor for both the South Carolina  Fire Academy  and Connecticut Fire Academy.  He teaches engine and truck company operations throughout the country including  at FDIC and Firehouse Expo. Henry has a B.S. in Fire Service Administration and  is certified as a Fire Officer IV.

Limited to  40 Students

Down in  the Ditch

Les Baker covers the topic of  vehicles that come to rest in different positions in ditches of different  sizes and configurations. Although this topic has received little attention  over the years from the extrication community, local responders constantly find  themselves facing these incidents. Instruction will cover scene assessment,  set up, hazard control, and advanced techniques such as Hercules, Darlington  Roll, tunneling, floorboard operations, etc.

Les Baker, a 14  year veteran of the fire service, is an engineer with the City of Charleston (S.C.) Fire  Department. He has an associate’s degree in fire science from Pikes Peak Community    College. Baker is an adjunct instructor with the  South Carolina Fire Academy, member of the Darlington County  Extrication Team. He also writes a monthly column for FireRescue Magazine and  speaks and instructs throughout the country.

Limited to  40 Students

School Bus  Extrication

Tim Rouse addresses thenumber of  different types and sizes of buses traveling the streets and highways  throughout North America. These vehicles  all share certain characteristics, but each type is also unique in some  ways. Conducting safe and efficient extrication operations at bus  collisions depends largely upon the extent to which rescue personnel know these  vehicles and what to expect when they are faced with a collision involving one.

Tim  Rouse has 24 years in emergency service as both a volunteer and paid  professional. He is employed by Lancaster  County EMS  as a Paramedic Preceptor and with Chester County   EMS. He is an Assistant  Chief and former training officer for the Lancaster County Rescue Squad,  a Midlands EMS Association Instructor since 2000, and one of the founding  and current members of the Lancaster County Extrication Committee which is  responsible for setting guidelines for extrication providing agencies including  training, equipment, and Quality Assurance.

Limited to  30 Students

Lift  Bag/Cushion Operations

Howard Eagan offers perhaps the most  comprehensive look into practical understanding, use, and applications of high  pressure air bags and low pressure cushions offered anywhere within the  professions today.   The focus will be  the safe mitigation of real life scenarios involving vehicles, construction  accidents, collapse scenarios, and big rig entrapments. Students will learn the  basic principles of lifting equipment and how they apply to these various  technical rescue scenarios.

Howard Eagan is an internationally  recognized trainer for air bags/cushions & cross training, and has a resume  of over a thousand lifts in various rescue/recovery applications.  He is also a former state extrication  instructor, senior rescue squad line officer, EMT, and recovery operator.

Limited to  40 Students

Res-Q-Jack Stabilization UniversityInstructorspresent  training on all aspects of res-q-jacks, the most complete line of versatile  rescue struts & jacks available today. The practical exercises will cover  wheel-resting, side-resting, roof-resting, and over-ride vehicle  stabilization and lifts. Exercises will also cover advanced roll-over  & over-ride extrication tactics.

Limited to 60 Students

Contact Us / Register

Southeastern Extricaton School
302 S. McCall Street
Darlington, SC 29532


The  registration fee for this school is $125 per person, which includes keynote  presentations, one breakout session, all course materials, refreshment breaks,  lunch on Sunday, Certificate of Completion, CEU Credits through Florence  Darlington Technical College, a digital copy of all presentations for  department and SES t-shirt. Registrations postmarked after December 31,  2011 will be $150. Spaces are limited, so early registration is  encouraged! Breakout sessions will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  Please indicate the second and third choice on the registration form.  Participants should bring personal protective equipment including helmets, eye  protection, gloves, and turn-out gear. Dress for lecture sessions and meals  will be casual.

Location and Accommodations

The  registration, keynote presentations, and classroom portions of the breakout  sessions will take place the on newly constructed campus of the  Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology  (SIMT). This great campus provides customers with strategic training  and manufacturing technology solutions that maximize workforce productivity in  advanced manufacturing environments. During the Southeastern Extrication    School  weekend SIMT opens its doors to firefighters and rescuers committed to  bettering themselves and their community through extrication training. Please  view the following link for a map, directions, hotel accommodations, and  transportation. Accommodations are the responsibility of the student.

For more information or to register please contact us:

843-307-5333 Les Baker

843-858-4549 Jason Bell

843-250-8497 Jeff Burr